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Help: Work Permit to LTVP LOC?

Postby terrieamo » Sun, 29 Nov 2015 11:07 pm

hi all. i am married to sc and currently holding a work permit

recently, my LTVP has been approved in principle and waiting for me to complete formalities

may i know what will happen to my pass and my employment?

for my work permit:

do i return my work permit to ICA or MOM?

will i get the LTVP pass on the day of completing formalities? if not, when?

can i hold on to both work permit and LTVP pass at the same time? because i need my work permit to work...

for my employment:

am i still employed if i complete formalities and become a ltvp holder?

can i continue to work in my current job immediate after getting my ltvp? or do i have to stop work temporarily until my employer obtain a LOC for me?

if it is the later, does it mean that if i change complete formalities and hold an ltvp, and at the same time LOC is not approved, i will be out of my current job and become jobless?


sincerely looking for clarifications on the procedures of converting work permit to LTVP. what are the stages, what pass do i have to give up, what pass will i be holding, and how do i get to continue working...

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Re: Help: Work Permit to LTVP LOC?

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 30 Nov 2015 12:15 am

You will have to burn about a weeks annual leave as you will have to get your LTVP issued first and then have your employer file for the LoC immediately the LTVP is issued. The total time should be no more than a week to get the LoC issued. When it first started on 1 Feb 2015 there was a waiver issued which allowed the LTVP holder to continue working temporarily until the LoC was granted, but that was fazed out on 1 May 2015.

LTVP Holders on Work Visas

LTVP holders (i.e. those married to Singapore citizens and residents only) already holding a work visa can continue their employment on those until their expiry. Subsequently, a Letter of Consent (LOC) will be issued to them instead of a work visa if they want to continue working in Singapore.

The Ministry will no longer be issuing such work visas from May 1, 2015 and is encouraging foreign spouses on work visas to convert to LOC as soon as possible.

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Re: Help: Work Permit to LTVP LOC?

Postby BBCWatcher » Mon, 30 Nov 2015 8:21 am

The Christmas and New Year holidays are coming, and that could be an excellent time to transition depending on your employer's schedule. Try to get your employer ready to file for the Letter of Consent electronically as quickly as possible. Christmas is on a Friday this year (2015). EP Online (the electronic system your employer uses to apply for a Letter of Consent) is open on Thursday, December 24, until 8:00 p.m. (but they shouldn't wait until the last minute) and then also open on Saturday, December 26, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and again on Monday, December 28, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. So if you could get your work permit cancelled and LTVP issued on the afternoon of December 24 (for example), and if your employer can get the LOC request filed through their EP Online account late that afternoon or evening, that should work well, and you'd stand a good chance of being back to work on Monday, January 4, 2016.

My wife had to go through this "shuffle." She had her employer on "standby," and her employer filed the LoC request via EP Online literally minutes after she switched. It did not take 7 days to approve in her case -- it was faster -- but the key is to get the application filed electronically as quickly as possible and to time everything depending on your and your employer's agreed schedule.

I should point out that technically Letters of Consent are discretionary. It is theoretically possible that the LoC will not be approved. That's reportedly rare.

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Re: Help: Work Permit to LTVP LOC?

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:25 am

I only am aware of one such case so far (that was reported on this forum). I personally don't know of any myself, but apparently there are LoC's that have been rejected as they are being held to stricter criteria than a couple of years ago. But I'm not aware of any being rejected when converting from a currently held work visa (WP, S or EP) to the LoC. It wouldn't make too much sense if they are still in the same job as they have already been vetted for the work pass.

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Re: Help: Work Permit to LTVP LOC?

Postby yayi3210 » Wed, 02 Dec 2015 9:18 am

Post by terrieamo » Sun, 29 Nov 2015 11:07 pm

hi all. i am married to sc and currently holding a work permit

recently, my LTVP has been approved in principle and waiting for me to complete formalities

may i know what will happen to my pass and my employment?

for my work permit:

do i return my work permit to ICA or MOM?

will i get the LTVP pass on the day of completing formalities? if not, when?

can i hold on to both work permit and LTVP pass at the same time? because i need my work permit to work...

for my employment:

am i still employed if i complete formalities and become a ltvp holder?

can i continue to work in my current job immediate after getting my ltvp? or do i have to stop work temporarily until my employer obtain a LOC for me?

if it is the later, does it mean that if i change complete formalities and hold an ltvp, and at the same time LOC is not approved, i will be out of my current job and become jobless?


sincerely looking for clarifications on the procedures of converting work permit to LTVP. what are the stages, what pass do i have to give up, what pass will i be holding, and how do i get to continue working...

1. the ica will take back the work permit issued by MOM
2.Usually most of the time you will get it on the day of formalities unless they still want to check other things then they will issues a temperory pass to you.
3. no at any one time, you only allow to hold a pass not both
4. yes but you can not start working without a valid LOC. but you are still under the employment of the company unless the company state otherwise.
5. you can not start work without a valid LOC even if you have the LTVP. ICA usually will give a temperory LOC with last about 2 months for your employer to apply for new LOC.
6. Unless your employer dont want to wait and dismiss you

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Re: Help: Work Permit to LTVP LOC?

Postby yeshah02 » Thu, 03 Dec 2015 3:07 am

Hi my case is like this..
1.from ltvp to work permit.
2.from this year i have to apply ltvp again due to new rule,ltvp approved while holding my work permit.
3.during your ltvp formalities if still wroking at the same company ica officer will give you temporary 1 month valid LOC ,so your employer have 1 month time to apply your LOC
4,ica will take back you work permit.

Hopefully this will help you i just got mine may 2015.


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